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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Educational, Live Music, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
The Venice Symphony and Jacaranda Library are teaming up to bring you three fun and participatory programs combining: stories about music learning about musical instruments playing instruments making your very own instrument! So, joi...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Watch your Sarasota County Library favorites share a storytime designed with your little one's learning needs in mind! This alphabet storytime series can be viewed on-demand whenever you'd like.    Click here view the whole series of ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Technology Instruction
Details:
Work at the library or take a kit home. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Supplies available on a first come, first served basis. July 9: Catapult July 16: Marble Maze July 23: Matchbox Car July 30: Parachute ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
This a monthly book club for tweens, looking for fun and exciting books to read and discuss with other kids. As with every Primary Readers, each book club will meet to discuss characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This mo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Need help booking your COVID vaccine appointment? Our Cyber-Seniors Mentors are happy to help you navigate the process with a one-on-one tech call. You can go HERE to find a time slot that works for you, or call 844-217-3057. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, ara a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to:  -Develop a support system.                  ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Other Locations
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Discuss "Braiding Sweetgrass," a book that merges Native American tradition, respect for the earth, and science written by Native American botanist and SUNY professor, Robin Wall Kimmerer. Then enjoy venturing along the trails with friends. Recommend...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Details:
This summer, our NASA programs will focus on Tales of Tails in science. Our community has really enjoyed learning about Perseverance, and they have asked for more tales of Perseverance and Ingenuity! Presenters: Michael Hecht from MIT, Princi...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Details:
Pack your bags! This summer Florida Studio Theatre is taking the whole family on a one-of-a-kind musical road trip with an all-new LIVE performance.  Featuring songs like "Country Roads", "Surfin' USA", and "Deep in the Heart of Texas", we'll ce...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
PLANit Sarasota Director Thomas Williams talks with Earl Young of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Molly Swift from the Selby Foundation about the various resources to pay for college.    Education...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Caterpillar Hunter

07/11/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Details:
The Caterpillar Hunter is based on the beloved character of the late Steve Irwin. The Caterpillar Hunter shrinks himself and sets off to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs and strange herbage in the wild recesses of a common North Americ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Just Move with Daisy (Live)

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Details:
  Just Move is exercise in disguise! It is a 35-45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful, and friendly virtual fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down-in a chair. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face!...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Music with Miss Bobbi

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Learn new songs with professional music teacher, Ms. Bobbi! Bobbi's goal is to help children develop a love of singing and express themselves through music! This program series will be in person at the Gulf Gate Public library, with limited capaci...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to make games and more with block coding with Dr. Gehndyu. Intro: July 12-14 Advanced: July 15 Advanced is for anyone who completed this camp or has previous experience with code.org. Visit code.org to set up your free acc...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Citizen Teen (Live)

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
Earn up to 20 hours of community service credit in 2 weeks! In Citizen Teen, participants will use iCivics.org to identify key issues facing their community, and work together to create a Civic Action Plan addressing a specific issue of their choice....

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.